MANIFEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOLIDARISM
The “good” and the “joint income” come to replace the “goods” and the “profits” as the main driving motives of the capitalist economy. Material and civilizational benefits for the satisfaction of organic vital needs will in their main part be provided to consumers not in exchange for a share of their socially useful labor, but in terms of the unconditional guaranteed income paid to every person for life on the basis of his birth in a given country. Above this value, the consumption of any person can be increased by him, but according to the rules established by the community, based on the public utility of knowledge applied in the process of everyone’s joint labor and business activities, as well as the available natural resources.
Objectively, the income created by joint owners cannot be divided into wages and profits in the capitalist sense, since everyone works at the same time and is the owner of any economic structure. Consequently, in the solidarity economy, “wages” and “profits”, as antagonistic economic categories of the capitalist mode of production, are exhausted both in a practical and theoretical sense and become irrelevant.
The solidarity of citizens and their families with solidarity is ensured both by unconditional guaranteed income, income from the use of knowledge in the production of material and civilizational goods, and from investing the part of the received joint income after vital consumption of the joint-collective and solidary family forms of ownership. At the same time, in contrast to capitalist labor (contract) employment, solidarism ensures the right to lifelong involvement of all citizens in joint income generated from the functioning of various forms of associated private property of citizens.
With solidarity, thanks to the reproduction of the ever-increasing volume of unconditional guaranteed income, the need for any form of the pension system disappears, the economic category “pension” and all other forms of social redistribution of the social product characteristic of capitalism and socialism become an anachronism.
The joint income of each person becomes a functional derivative of the macroeconomic parameters of the gross income of the joint economic structures and the national income of the country. The distribution of gross income of a solidarity organization between citizens-owners of production occurs in the form of compensation payments for the contribution of knowledge and skills to the results of production, as well as dividends from incomes of jointly-collective and joint-family enterprises, in which they invested part of their incomes left after satisfying their vital needs.
At the macroeconomic level, joint income generated on a planning-exchange basis using joint forms of private property and in the interests of society as a whole takes on a specific form of national income, unique to solidarity.